The Phillies are expressing interest in both RHP Dellin Betances and C Austin Romine.
Betances, at 31 years old, is a 4x All-Star. This past year, he had an injury plagued season, and only played in 1 game. The previous year, he had a solid 2.70 ERA, but that was nothing like his 1.40 and 1.50 ERA in 2014 and 2015. While his velocity is not quite where it was 5 years ago, he has still been effective with a slurve and knuckle curve. It will also be interesting to see if he is able to stay healthy. With his age, I would expect a 2 year deal, around 16-18 MM.
Romine, also at 31, had a breakout season last year with a .281 average with 8 homeruns in only 72 games played. He also posted a 30% caught stealing rate with a .997 fielding percentage. I think it will he very interesting to see if he can maintain his level of performance this past year, and stay healthy. I would also expect a 2 yr deal, around 6-10 MM.
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